Benefits of Studying Abroad
International Education professionals around the world agree on how beneficial studying abroad is for college students. Studying abroad benefits go from enhancing global awareness and academic learning to developing leadership skills, experiencing personal growth, and developing more cultural competency.
Employers value the skills you will gain through study abroad experiences. As you adapt to foreign cultures and customs, you’ll become more flexible, confident and able to effectively interact in diverse environments – traits employers are seeking.
It will enhance your college career by exposing students to practical learning experiences.
It will open your eyes. You’ll return with a new perspective of your home culture and an appreciation for the unique differences you’ll find among world cultures. It’s hard to fully understand your culture when you’re immersed in it. When you study abroad, you’ll have the chance to compare and contrast life in your country with that of another.
Your international experiences and the friends you make abroad will help you better understand who you are, how the world works and how you fit in.
It’s fun! You’ll become familiar with a foreign country while you travel to exotic destinations that many people never have the opportunity to explore.
It’s an exciting way to explore your world while earning APSU credits.
You can learn more about the benefits of studying abroad from the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA).
* Stats retrieved from http://studyabroad.ucmerced.edu/study-abroad-statistics/statistics-study-abroad